NMS Communications and Plexus Corp. Announce High Performance

 Supply Chain Partnership 
Business/Technology Editors 
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and NEENAH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 8,
2002-- NMS Communications (Nasdaq NMSS), the leading supplier of
technology for tomorrow's networks, and Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ: PLXS), a
leading provider of design, manufacturing, and testing services to the
electronics industry, today announced that they have entered into an
outsourcing manufacturing agreement. NMS and Plexus will jointly
create and manage a best-in-class supply chain for the communications
equipment suppliers, carriers, and network operators who purchase and
depend on NMS printed circuit assemblies and sub-assemblies. 
As a result of this partnership, NMS will be able to offer its
customers industry-leading supply chain service levels, enhancing
their ability to succeed in an increasingly dynamic business
environment. NMS will immediately begin transitioning its product
supply, circuit pack manufacturing, and customer order fulfillment to
Plexus, and expects to begin volume production and order fulfillment
beginning in Q4 of calendar 2002. 
"We are pleased NMS selected Plexus as its supply chain and
manufacturing partner. The direct link we have established between MRP
systems and the on-line management tools we have created will allow
Plexus and NMS to control all aspects of the supply chain," said Paul
Ehlers, president of Plexus Electronic Assembly. "This complete Order
to Direct Ship supply chain model will provide NMS' end customers with
superior flexibility, time to delivery, and total cost savings." 
NMS chose to partner with Plexus in order to streamline its
supplier base, accelerate time-to-market, improve cash conversion
cycles, and enhance total cost savings for its customers. Importantly,
Plexus has a record of effectively supporting companies whose product
lines encompass a high mix of products with low to moderate volumes,
and who require adherence to a high standard of quality. Additionally,
NMS will be leveraging a more environmentally friendly set of
manufacturing processes through the use of well-established IPC-A-610
standard process chemistries and process control equipment advances
such as high-speed Automated Optical Inspection systems. 
"We're confident that Plexus' exemplary track record in helping
companies bring new products to market and their unusually strong
customer-centric operating culture will improve our manufacturing
productivity and strengthen our supply chain capabilities," said Herb
Shumway, vice president of NMS' Supply Chain Operations. "We look
forward to implementing innovations with Plexus that will help us and
our customers succeed in today's challenging environment." 
About Plexus Corp. 
With approximately $1 billion in annual revenues, Plexus
(www.plexus.com, NASDAQ: PLXS) provides product realization services
on a global basis to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the
networking/data communications, medical, industrial, commercial and
computer electronics industries. With almost 6,000 employees in 5
countries, Plexus offers engineering and product development, new
product introduction (NPI), prototyping, material procurement and
management, assembly, testing, manufacturing, complex final system
assembly, fulfillment and sustaining services. 
About NMS Communications 
NMS Communications (Nasdaq: NMSS) designs, delivers, and supports
technology-leading systems and system building blocks for innovative
voice, video, and data services on wireless and wireline networks. The
world's top communications equipment suppliers, solution developers,
carriers, and network operators trust NMS to help them bring
applications and services to market faster and at lower costs. 
Headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts, with offices around
the world and products deployed in over 90 countries, NMS has a record
of technology innovations that have advanced the growth of the global
communications industry. These achievements include voice quality
enhancement software that pairs noise reduction and compensation to
make it easy for both parties to hear in even the noisiest mobile
phone conversations. They also include the industry's first complete
and open IP gateway, packet media server, and multimodal system for
enhanced services. Visit www.nmscommunications.com for more
information. 
Statements in this document expressing the beliefs and
expectations of management regarding future performance are
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based
on management's expectations as of the date of this document and are
subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results
may differ materially from these expectations due to risks and
uncertainties including, but not limited to, a continued slowdown in
communications spending, the implementation of the Company's strategic
repositioning and market acceptance of the Company's new solutions
strategy, quarterly fluctuations in financial results, the Company's
ability to exploit fully the value of its technology and its strategic
partnerships and alliances, the availability of products from vendors
and other risks. These and other risks are detailed from time to time
in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
including the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2001. In addition, while management may elect to update
forward-looking statements at some point in the future, management
specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, even if its estimates
change. Any reference to our website in this press release is not
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